Luther Burbank Home and Gardens, Santa Rosa

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Corner of Santa Rosa Ave. and Sonoma Ave.

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    Luther Burbank Home and Gardens

    by WulfstanTraveller Updated Sep 17, 2011

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    Luther Burbank Home & Gardens, Santa Rosa

    The Luther Burbank Home and Gardens showcases the life of legendary plant breeder Luther Burbank, who invented numerous specimens such as the Burbank (brown russet) potato, the Shasta Daisy, the Santa Rosa plum, white blackberries, spineless cactus, pluots/plumcots, and the like. The grounds are a pleasant place to relax and look at some of his creations. One can also see his attractive, brick-based greenhouse and old home, among the few buildings downtown to survive the 1906 earthquake. Luther Burbank also had a larger, newer home built just to the north but this was destroyed long ago. It stood more or less where Sonoma Ave. now passes in front of the Home & Gardens since Tupper Street, dead-ending near the fountain in front, used to go all the way through to Santa Rosa Ave.

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    by Rixie Updated Jun 24, 2011

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    The home and one-acre garden where the famous horticulturist, Luther Burbank, lived and worked, is now a Santa Rosa city park.

    The gardens, which include flowers, fruits, nuts and medicinal herbs, are especially known for their roses. They are open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to sunset daily.

    Please check the website for the days and hours the house and exhibits are open.

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